Why maternity lingerie? Well between the well-meaning but okay-enough-already belly touches of visiting relatives and feeling like your burgeoning bump is making you look a bit too much like Santa himself, holidays can be rough on a mama-to-be.  So we’re for anything that makes you feel a little more woman and a little less incubator.

We’ve tracked down some of the softest, sexiest new holiday maternity lingerie collections around–pieces that’ll make you feel comfy, sexy, and festive all at once. Without looking like a Christmas tree ornament. -Lexi

Maternity lingerie | Belabumbum

We’ve always dug the super soft maternity loungewear from Belabumbum and their new holiday pieces are no exception. Delicate, smooth, and beautifully designed with just the right amount of stretch–they’re sophisticated, sexy, and comfy–the maternitywear trifecta. Plus, several designs feature pull-aside nursing access, so they’re perfect for after the baby arrives too. We especially love the Colette Ruffle Chemise–even if we haven’t perfected the same come-hither look as their model.

Maternity sleepwear | Kicky Pants

The mod designs of Kicky Pants pajamas are too cute. Also adorable is the Crimson Birch nightgown here, which I, personally, prefer to call “candy cane.” It even comes with a matching girl’s outfit in the same pattern. These designs are made with bamboo viscose and 5% Lycra…sooooo soft.

Maternity lingerie | Hot Milk

We’ve always thought that Hot Milk’s lingerie and sleepwear are the coolest mix of sweet and sexy. This nursing chemise is no exception–look at that flirty sparkly heart at just the right place. Really, unwrapping this one Christmas morning is half the fun. Ahem.